The Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist

0 Two Canadians Shortlisted in the Professional Category
March 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm  •  Posted in Awards and Contests, Exhibitions, News & Events by  •  0 Comments

Donald Weber / VII Photo Agency, Canada, Shortlist, Still Life, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards / “Molotov Cocktails have been the weapon of choice for the the EuroMaidan protestors in Kiev. Using fire to their advantage, the protestors were able to defend their barricades, extend their lines and fortify their positions. In order to set fire to tanks, armoured vehicles, buses, and tires in opposition to local cops, Kiev’s protestors used thousand and thousands of Molotov Cocktails, inspiring and mobilizing people throughout the city to collect as many bottles as possible.”

© Donald Weber / VII Photo Agency, Canada, Shortlist, Still Life, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards / “Molotov Cocktails have been the weapon of choice for the the EuroMaidan protestors in Kiev. Using fire to their advantage, the protestors were able to defend their barricades, extend their lines and fortify their positions. In order to set fire to tanks, armoured vehicles, buses, and tires in opposition to local cops, Kiev’s protestors used thousand and thousands of Molotov Cocktails, inspiring and mobilizing people throughout the city to collect as many bottles as possible.”

The Shortlist for the Sony World Photography Awards, organized by World Photography Organisation, has been announced for the Professional, Open and Youth categories. This year there were 173,444 entries from 171 countries—a record number and 24% increase from last year. Two Canadians, Donald Weber and Jennifer Osborne, were shortlisted in the Professional category. Jennifer Osborne’s series, Indian Me, questions whether imitation is flattery or not by looking at “Indian Hobbyist” re-enactments primarily in the Eastern Block of Europe. Donald Weber’s series of still-life images, Molotov Cocktails, focused on the primary weapon of Euromaidan protestors in Kiev, Ukraine. Osborne and Weber will compete for the L’Iris d’Or/Photographer of the Year award and a $25,000 prize. The L’Iris d’Or/Photographer of the Year recipient and the other winners of the competition will be announced on April 23 at the Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony in London.

All the shortlisted images are on the World Photography Organisation’s Professional Shortlisted Images gallery, Open Shortlisted Images gallery and Student Shortlisted Images gallery. The winning and shortlisted images will be exhibited at London’s Somerset House from April 24 through May 10. All winners will be awarded the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony. Work by Elliott Erwitt, the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography award, will also be showcased at the exhibition.

© Jennifer Osborne / Upper Orange, Canada, Shortlist, People, Professional Category, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

© Jennifer Osborne / Upper Orange, Canada, Shortlist, People, Professional Category, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

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